OSHR 1853 - Mushrooms: Royalty of a Kingdom

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Long treated as lesser members of the plant kingdom, the fungi now rank as a kingdom of their own.

This kingdom gives us everything from ringworm that drives our skin crazy to antibiotics that fight our bacterial diseases to yeasts that fluff our breads. As the most familiar aspect of fungi, mushrooms provide both the doorway into the fungus kingdom and a road to travel once you pass through that door.

To open that door for you, this class will use two indoor sessions as hands-on learning labs (mornings) and two half-day field sessions to find and identify wild mushrooms (afternoons).

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.